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The Jim Campbell Scattered Light video art exhibit in Madison Square Park has almost run its course, and officially ends Sunday, March 6th.

There are 3 pieces to the exhibit, with the largest being 2000 suspended lights over an 80 foot by 20 foot area, which synchronize to play video in the center of Madison Square Park.

There is a lot of confusion among passersby as to whether the video is live, capturing and displaying people walking down the street or whether it is recorded video. It is in fact the latter. Best time to view it is at night.

This was the largest light installation that San Francisco artist Jim Campbell has ever created. Here is some video of the exhibit across the park after a snowstorm.

The Madison Square Park Conservancy hosted the exhibit as part of their award winning public art program and will next feature a 44ft sculpture of a head by artist Jaume Plensa beginning May 5th and running most of the summer. Here is a rendering of the Jaume Plensa sculpture in Madison Square Park.

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